Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


The former vice president still has no regrets over what the CIA did.

  • Dec 16, 2014

The upside of the gargantuan spending bill.

  • Dec 12, 2014

No one can review the report without feeling horror and shame.

  • Dec 9, 2014

Bryan Stevenson’s life’s work has been giving justice to defendants.

  • Dec 5, 2014

Women should not face job loss because of a special delivery.

  • Dec 2, 2014

Why a GOP staffer’s below-the-belt jabs were particularly wrong.

  • Nov 30, 2014

An autistic man is being denied the help he needs.

  • Nov 28, 2014

Transcripts suggest that conflicting accounts support the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict.

  • Nov 25, 2014

A White House move to release the Office of Legal Counsel opinion on immigration is significant.

  • Nov 21, 2014

What happens when there is a GOP president?

  • Nov 18, 2014
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Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters, and the world’s cutest dog.
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